Don't-Miss Mobile World Congress Stories

Qualcomm offers phone manufacturers an upgrade to its Snapdragon 800 processor

The Snapdragon 801's CPU is 14 percent faster than its predecessor, and its GPU 28 percent

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Lacking an integrated design, Intel's Merrifield smartphone chip isn't poised for success

The chipmaker can't really succeed until it integrates an LTE radio, which will arrive in the second half of 2014.

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Intel catches up with Apple on 64-bit smartphone chips

Intel's new Atom chips code-named Merrifield and Moorefield will be in smartphones during the second half

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Qualcomm overtakes Apple with eight-core, 64-bit mobile processor

Qualcomm's new 64-bit, eight-core Snapdragon 615 will be in mobile devices during fourth quarter.

BBM coming to Windows Phone, Nokia X

The messaging service will be available on the phones this summer

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Nokia's Android phones are nothing like the Android you're used to

If you were looking for an Android-y Windows Phone experience, however, this might be up your alley.

on greenbot.com

SmartBand and Lifelog

Sony's SmartBand is just another wearable until you add the Lifelog app

The waterproof SmartBand is basically a Fitbit Flex with a couple extra features, but the secret sauce is the gorgeous Lifelog app...which you don't even need the SmartBand to use.

on greenbot.com

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Lenovo's Android-powered Yoga Tablet 10 HD+ promises huge spec improvements

Lenevo aims to reset its Android tablet effort with a 10.1-inch slate packed with nice specs and new productivity software.

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HP to expand its mobile broadband service to the U.S. this summer

DataPass service will be bundled with select HP consumer laptops and tablets.

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Snubbed in U.S., Microsoft pins Windows Phone’s future on emerging markets

"We will grow where we can," said Joe Belfiore, aiming to build market share through cheaper products. Was that a Normandy phone in his hand? He wouldn’t say.

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HP ships first 64-bit Windows 8.1 tablets with Intel Atom

HP's ElitePad 1000 G2 will ship worldwide in March for $739.99

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Will HP’s Yoga-like Pavilion x360 get Lenovo’s chakras in a bunch?

HP unveils new convertible notebook at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona.

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Huawei's TalkBand mashes a smartwatch with a Bluetooth headset

Finally: a smartwatch that answers calls and lets you hear them too. Just stick the screen in your ear. (No, really.)

on techhive.com

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Windows Phone to get long-awaited enterprise update

The update brings a lot of new security options to enterprise users and will be here soon, Microsoft said

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Windows 8.1 update due in spring with concessions to mouse and keyboard users

Changes to the user interface will make it easier to hold onto your input devices. Microsoft will also loosen the hardware spec to allow for lower-cost gear.